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When are the Public Holidays in the UAE for 2024?

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 22 November 2023 Last update: Friday، 29 December 2023
When are the Public Holidays in the UAE for 2024?

The UAE Cabinet has granted approval to the official public holiday calendar for the upcoming year.

This calendar applies to both government and private sectors, ensuring parity in the number of days off for employees across the country. The comprehensive list of holidays for the year is primarily based on the Hijri Islamic calendar.

  • New Year's Day - January 1, 2024 (Monday) The year kicks off with New Year's Day, a time for celebrations and fresh beginnings.
  • Eid Al Fitr - Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, 1445 AH.

Expected in April (date to be confirmed based on the lunar calendar) Eid Al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and spiritual reflection.

  • Arafat Day - Dhu Al-Hijjah 9, 1445 AH

Expected in May (date to be confirmed based on the lunar calendar) Arafat Day is observed the day before Eid Al Adha, known for the pilgrimage to Mount Arafat.

  • Eid Al Adha - Dhu Al-Hijjah 10 to 12, 1445 AH

Expected in May (date to be confirmed based on the lunar calendar) Eid Al Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, commemorates Ibrahim's devotion to God.

  • Islamic New Year's Day - Muharram 1, 1446 AH

Expected in July (date to be confirmed based on the lunar calendar) The Islamic New Year marks the beginning of the lunar Hijri calendar.

  • Prophet Muhammad's Birthday - Rabi' Al-Awwal 12, 1446 AH

Expected in August (date to be confirmed based on the lunar calendar) Mawlid Al Nabi celebrates the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

  • UAE National Day - December 2 and 3, 2024 (Monday and Tuesday) UAE National Day commemorates the country's unification and is celebrated with various events and activities.

However, it's important to note that the specific Gregorian dates for these holidays will be contingent on moon-sighting, a traditional practice for determining the beginning of Islamic months.